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Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 5/18/2019 MLB Pick, Odds & Preview

Chicago Cubs (26-16) vs Washington Nationals (18-26) MLB Predictions & Odds

MLB Baseball Predictions, Picks, Odds
MLB Predictions & Odds

Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:15 PM ET
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

The Chicago Cubs visit the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on Saturday in the second contest of a three-game series. Tip off time is scheduled for 7:15 PM Eastern Time. The Cubs have won four of the last six games against the Nationals.

 


Oddsmakers currently have Washington Nationals as -135 money line favorites, with the total at 8½.

The Chicago Cubs snapped a two-game losing streak on Friday with a 14-6 rout of the Washington Nationals.

The hot Cubs have won 14 of their last 18 games. Meanwhile, the Nationals are a dreadful 7-15 in their last 22 games overall.

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Cubs: LH Jon Lester (3-1, 1.16 ERA) Lester is 2-1 with a 0.36 ERA in his last four starts. The lefthander has not allowed a single run his last three starts while striking out twenty and issuing justtwo walks in 19 2/3 innings during that stretch. Lester is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA in 7-career starts against the Nationals. The Cubs are 38-17 in Lester's last 55 starts, 21-8 in his last 29 road starts, but went 1-4 in Lester's last 5 starts versus the Nationals.

Nationals: RH Stephen Strasburg (3-3, 3.63 ERA) Strasburg gave up 2 runs across 4 hits and seven strikeouts across six innings in a 6-0 loss against the Dodgers back on Sunday. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.23 ERA in 6-career starts against the Cubs. TheNationals are 70-28 in Strasburg's last 98 starts.

Betting Trends:

Chi Cubs:
Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Washington
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Washington
Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road against Washington
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road against Washington

Washington:
Washington is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
Washington is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Washington is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games at home
Washington is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Chi Cubs
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home against Chi Cubs

Weather: Game-time temperature: 77° -- Cloudy: Winds: 3-7 mph. (Washington, District of Columbia) 

Prediction: Take the hot Chicago Cubs with lefty Jon Lester at the helm. The Cubs have won 21 of their last 28 games and are 9-3 in their last 12 road games.

MLB Prediction: Chicago 5, Washington 3

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